MUNISING, Mich. (WZMQ) – Developing now. Alger County residents are worried about the future of their Animal Shelter. Now that its lease is set to expire.
The lease for the property the Alger County Animal Shelter Sits on is already on a one-year extension. That extension is set to expire at the end of the month and another extension wasn’t considered an option. Now, shelter workers want to know what’s going to happen to the animals. And what’s going to happen to them?
Tiara Stromer, “I don’t want to lose my job, I feel happy coming in here, it’s, it’s, it’s a part of me. I’ve always loved animals, it’s a part of me. ”
The County has a meeting planned for December 19th…And residents are being asked by the shelter to show up with their ideas on how to move forward.
Alger County Commissioner Cathy sent us a statement about the County’s decision to not renew the Shelter’s lease.
She says. “The Animal Shelter and the wellbeing of the animals is a major concern for all of us. No one wants them hurt or upset. The original contract ended a year ago, the last extension ends 12/31/22. We felt that the contract wasn’t being complied with and decided not to renew it. There will continue to be animal control in Alger County. The dog control ordinance refers to 120 hours (5 days), at that point in time attempts will be made to transfer unclaimed animals to other shelters for adoption.“
This has been discussed with other shelters and members of the community who have been involved with the shelter in the past.”